5 Performers who Appeared Very Pregnant in Their Music Videos

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A long time ago, women were hidden away when pregnant and certainly, they weren’t flaunted in the media or music videos.

In modern times, beautiful pregnant women are featured prominently as with a very 9-month pregnant Natalie Portman, days before giving birth in the music video for James Blake’s  song “My Willing Heart,” released on Monday.


But she isn’t the first one. Beyonce, P!nk, Deborah Cox, and Whitney Houston have also appeared very pregnant in music videos for their songs

In 2011, Beyonce was pregnant with her daughter Blue Ivy in her Countdown Video. That year, P!nk was also visibly pregnant with her daughter Willow in her girls empowerment song “F*&>Perfect”.

Before then, Canadian -born artist Deborah Cox showed off her 3rd trimester belly in the later frames of her “Beautiful U R” video” which is also about female empowerment and self esteem.  Finally, Whitney Houston, was also uplifting women in her remake of Chaka Khan‘s “I’m Every Woman” and was pregnant with her daughter Bobbi Kristina. (RIP to both of them)

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A Pregnant Natalie Portman Swims Bare Belly in James Blake’s Newest Video

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Days before giving birth, Natalie Portman starred in the recently released music video for James Blake’s  song “My Willing Heart,” released on Monday.

In the black and white video which Anna Rose Holmer directed, the Jackie and The Black Swan actress floats in a swimming pool and is later seen in a room caressing her bare baby belly to the melodic but haunting song.


The Oscar- winning actress and her choreographer husband Benjamin Millepied welcomed daughter Amala days after wrapping up shooting of the video. The couple also have a 5-year-old son, Aleph.


The song appears on the British singer/songwriter’s critically acclaimed 2016 album, “The Colour in Anything.” He is famous for experimenting with different styles of music, including electronic and rap.

Natalie may have been one of the first celeb women to appear in a music video so close to delivery but she wasn’t the first to shoot a video while heavily pregnant.

In 2011, Beyonce was pregnant with her daughter Blue Ivy in her Countdown Video. That year, P!nk was also visibly pregnant with her daughter Willow in her girls empowerment song “F*&>Perfect”.

Before then, Canadian -born artist Deborah Cox showed off her 3rd trimester belly in the later frames of her “Beautiful U R” video” which is also about female empowerment and self esteem.  Finally, Whitney Houston, was also uplifting women in her remake of Chaka Khan‘s “I’m Every Woman” and was pregnant with her daughter Bobbi Kristina. (RIP to both of them)

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Natalie Portman’s 4-Day old baby Girl was Real Reason She Skipped Oscars

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So Natalie Portman had a 4-day old baby the night of the Oscars which was the real reason the actress missed this year’s February 26th Academy Awards.

A rep for the Black Swan actress told PEOPLE magazine that she and her choreographer husband Benjamin Millepied welcomed their second child together, a daughter they named Amalia Millepied on February 22.


On February 25th, her rep released a statement citing pregnancy for the reason Portman would have missed the Oscars and the Independent Spirit Awards which took place the day before the Oscars

“Due to my pregnancy, I am unable to attend the Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards. I feel so lucky to be honored among my fellow nominees and wish them the most beautiful of weekends,” she said in the statement released by her rep Keleigh Thomas Morgan.

“Mother and baby are happy and healthy,” the rep told the Magazine this weekend about the state of the family.

Israeli-born Portman and Frenchman Millepied are already parents to 5-year old son Aleph. They were married in 2012 in Big Sur, California.

Congrats to the family!

 

We Have so Many Bellyitch Bumpwatch Alums to Root For this Oscars Sunday

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The Academy Awards will be broadcast tomorrow and three of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums are up for awards.

Natalie Portman is up for Best Actress for her role as Jackie Kennedy in the film Jackie

Viola Davis and Nicole Kidman are up for Best Supporting Actress: Davis for her performance in the movie Fences and Kidman as an adoptive mom in Lion.

We can’t root for one. Wishing them all best of luck tomorrow.


Natalie Portman Bares Bump in ‘Vanity Fair’s 2017 Hollywood Issue

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Second-time mom-to-be Natalie Portman bares her bump inside the Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue in a breathtaking portrait captured by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Portman is nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for her performance in the Jackie Kennedy biopic Jackie. She and her choreographer and dancer husband Benjamin Millepied are expecting a sibling for their 5-year old son Aleph.


And she was joined on the cover wearing a flowing off-the-shoulder gown by other A-Listers Emma Stone, Greta Gerwig, Amy Adams, Aja Naomi King, Ruth Negga, Lupita Nyong’o, Janelle Monae, Dakota Johnson and sisters Elle and Dakota Fanning.

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Natalie Portman Radiated in Yellow on the Golden Globes Red Carpet

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Second-time mom-to-be Natalie Portman looked gorge in a bright and sunny Prada gown with white embellishments at the cuff and hemline while on the Red Carpet at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. She paired the regal dress with Jimmy Choo shoes, a a Tomansino bag, and jewels by Tiffany & Co.

The Israeli-American actress was favorited to walk away with the Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in the biopic Jackie. She didn’t win but she still has the Oscars to look forward to.


The Black Swan actress was joined by her husband, and the choreographer of that movie, Benjamin Millepied. The couple are parents to 5-year old son Aleph Portman-Millepied.

Natalie Portman is Usually Pregnant During her Road to Oscar

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Pregnant women can do it all. Case in point: Natalie Portman. 

The Academy Award-winning actress had the nerve to look this fashionably adorable in a gorgeous flowing  floral Alexander McQueen frock while accepting the award for Best Actress at this week’s Critics’ Choice Awards this week.


She brilliantly rocked Steve Madden heels, a Christian Louboutin clutch, and Cartier jewelry at the event held this past December 11th.

The Israeli-American star also got a  top actress nod for the 2017 Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild!  This path is reminiscent to the last time she was expecting her first child Aleph, a son with her French choreographer husband Benjamin Millepied.

Portman received the equivalent of the est Actress award for her role in Black Swan at the Critics’ Choice, Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globes and Academy Awards in 2011-2012.

The second time mom-to-be is much buzzed to also be nominated for and to take home a Best Actress Oscar win for her role as Jackie Kennedy in the critically -acclaimed biopic Jackie. 

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The movie follows the late former First Lady during the days after her husband John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas in November 22, 1963.

The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards was held at Barker Hangar on December 11, 2016 in Santa Monica, California.

Apparently, she breathed life into the roll and was quite compelling.  

Go Natalie, Go! The stars are aligned for another sweep!

Natalie Portman Looks Way Further Along than She Actually Is, but Still Radiates

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Academy-Award winning actress Natalie Portman put her bump on full display this weekend during the DC premiere of her latest film Jackie. The Black Swan star went with a figure-hugging grey pencil-length jersey dress with ruching on the side.

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Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied are expecting their second child. The couple are parents to 5-year-old son Aleph.

Baby is due in Spring and naturally because Portman has “popped” a lot of people think she is a lot further along that she actually is.

“Everyone thinks I’m about to pop and about to give birth at any minute and I have months to go.” While Natalie looks to be far along in her pregnancy, People reports she told Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday.

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Portman correctly attributed it to the fact that she is so tiny and thus looks “more pregnant” than she really is.

“I’m a small person in general. You show a lot faster and a lot more when you’re small.” Last month, she looked radiant in a white Spring 2017 Christian Dior gown at a screening at American Film Institute’s Festival. She paired the gown with a white blazer and open-toe sandal as she promoted her biopic.

 

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Marrion Cotillard and Natalie Portman are Radiant Promoting Upcoming films

Two of my favorite Oscar winning international actresses, the talented Natalie Portman and Marion Cotillardlooked radiant while promoting their respective upcoming movies at screenings this week.

Israeli born Portman went with a striped gown by The Row at the Israel Film Festival Gala in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, November 9 with her hair in a half-up, half-down style with nude makeup . The Academy Award winner polished doff her look with simple hoops by Eddie Borgo and a Vic Minaudière clutch.


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Meanwhile, French actress Cotillard stars in a new  WWII drama Allied alongside costar Brad Pitt and looked fabulous in a navy Christian Dior maxi dress accented with an embroidered white hand-strap clutch by Dior, and side swept coifed hair at a fan event for the film at the Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California.

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Both women have 5-year old boys at home.

Cotillard, who starred in Inception. and her longtime partner of 9-years Guillaume Canet are expecting their second child together. The couple are parents to 5-year old son Marcel.

Portman and her choreographer husband Benjamin Millepied are parents to 5-year old son Aleph.

This Korean Ballerina’s Maternity Portraits are Breathtaking

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I usually reserve my International Bumpwatch posts for Saturdays but I couldn’t help but early share this majestic maternity photography of an expecting National Korean Ballerina, Hyo Seon Park.

Artistic and editorial photographer BAKi captured Park en pointe and looking breathtaking as she balances on her toes whilst adjusting for the added weight in her belly!


It is reminiscent of the photo shared widely of Lumina Belle, taken when the trainer of Natalie Portman for The Black Swan was heavily pregnant but still dancing ballet.

There are also photos of Park with her spouse too in some nice pics.

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